Brush fire at Edgewood Preserve in Dix Hills, Long Island, NY

Just heard the news that there was a brush fire at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve today, Saturday, April 25th. I am not sure if the fire was related to the way the Edge Wood Preserve is managed. Though, the crisis of a fire might be a good time to reflect on the value of […]

LI Blizzard Juno 2015: Our Riverhead home in snow

Photos of Juno Long Island Blizzard 2015

Eleven Reasons To Love Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry is a great holiday gift, helps the environment, adds sparkle to your life, and helps to save the world.

US State Green Parties form Alliance against Algonquin Gas Pipeline Expansion

The Green Party of Rhode Island is seeking to create a five-state alliance of Green parties (MA-RI-CT-NY-NJ) to STOP the proposed Algonquin Pipeline expansion.

TWL: Vinegar | PeaceCouple

We clean with vinegar. All the time.

Vintage Jewelry = Eco-Friendly + Fashion-Forward

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts? Or, about sparkling up your own winter wardrobe? If so, please stop by our shop, Wilderside Jewelry, on Etsy. Why did The Wilders open a vintage jewelry shop? We love the environment. And, choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: First of the season, this Friday, October 4th!

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse Friday, October 4th at 8pm (first of the new season!) Music of peace and justice with Harmonic Insurgence with director, Gene Glickman Poetry with local Amityville poet, Lois Walker Singer/Songwriter Brian Sendrowitz of Beat Radio fame Open Mic: Maybe You? Held at: The First United Methodist […]

Long Beach, NY: Ban Fracking/Halt Port Ambrose LNG Port Rally 10/19/13

Attend the upcoming Global Frackdown in Long Beach!  Global Frackdown 2–There is an important rally scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM on the Long Beach boardwalk. Many groups and individuals concerned about our threatened environment are coming together to urge a ban on fracking and a halt to the misguided plan to build a LNG facility […]

Long Islanders: Watch Perseid Meteor shower on 8/11/13 at state parks

Long Islanders: The Perseid Meteor showers will peak in the sky over your home on the nights of Sunday (into Monday), August 11th and Monday, August 12th. The best time to view from Long Island will be about 11pm to 6am, with the show starting to get good around midnight. It is best to get […]

Beach Closings in Suffolk this weekend

Heading out for the beach today? Hope you find a beautiful spot. Here are some to avoid this weekend… You can check beach closing for Suffolk County at the county website: Suffolk County environment info For more information, you can also call the Bathing Beach hotline at 852-5822 for a recorded message, or The Ecology […]

Fracking linked to earthquakes

Earthquakes are evidently enough to shake people up. “Fracking” is trending on Yahoo. Below is the current news, and some previous onthewilderside warnings that hydraulic fracturing to find natural gas causes earthquakes. (Also, a video to remind Long Islanders that we can get earthquakes, too.) (excerpt from) Reuters Study raises new concern about earthquakes and […]

Sat June 29: Celebrate Riverhead, Local Business, and Good Health!

The Wilders recently moved to Riverhead. One of the draws for us has been “The Green Earth Natural Foods Market” on Main Street. We are so excited that this healthy, alternative, authentic, local business is having a special event to celebrate renewal and to gather community support. Music by six local acts – some bands […]

Empire Energy Forum propaganda on Fracking and contamination of water

Fracking Call/Empire Energy update: Today, 6/13/2013, received another robocall from this group. The speaker claimed to be an environmental advocate and mother who wants fracking. Egads! We received the above robocall voicemail from the Empire Energy Forum which makes the false claim that  fracking has caused “no instance of ground water contamination”. Then, we received […]

Merton and Berry 5/5/13

A Dialogue Between the Two Thomases On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Homecoming/Sophia Garden will present a day-long immersion into the thoughts of two great spiritual teachers: Thomas Merton OCSO and Thomas Berry, CP. For more information please contact Sr. Jeanne Clark, OP at 631-842-6000, Ext. 338 or The dialogue will take place at the […]

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